Historic House Hotels of the National Trust

Hartwell exterior south with daffodils
Bodysgallen across formal gardens
York Minster
Middlethorpe exterior entrance
Hartwell exterior front
Hartwell Chiltern landscape
Middlethorpe from lawn with daffodils
Hartwell Gothic chapel
Bodysgallen steps down to pond
Middlethorpe Courtyard

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STAY IN AN HISTORIC HOUSE HOTEL OF THE NATIONAL TRUST.......and enjoy not only the comfort of these restored former homes to eminent persons but also the very best of British hospitality!

Bookings made directly through our hotels’ websites or by telephoning the hotel of your choice receive a ‘BEST’ rates guarantee!

Here are just some of the special breaks available – click on the hotel name to see more great offers.


Bodysgallen Hall & Spa, North Wales


Champagne Break

1st October 2014 to 31st March 2015 (excludes Bank Holidays and Bank Holiday weekends) 

Bodysgallen Champagne Winter Breaks are available until 31st March 2015 and the rates are from £275 per room per night for a minimum two-night stay, inclusive of accommodation (based on two people sharing a double or twin bedded room - single occupancy rate available on request), dinner in The Dining Room, cooked breakfast, use of the Spa, and VAT.  Also included in the rate is a chilled half bottle of champagne in your room on arrival. 

A non-refundable food allowance of £43 per person towards dinner (excludes beverages) is included in all dinner, bed and breakfast breaks.



Hartwell House & Spa, Buckinghamshire

25th Anniversary Champagne Break


Enjoy a luxurious break to the Buckinghamshire countryside with Hartwell House’s 25th Anniversary Champagne Break. Enjoy the seasons at their finest with walks around our gardens and parkland; scattered with follies, monuments and a lake. Or benefit from the VIP invitation from Bicester Village, with a spot of deluxe retail therapy at the luxury shopping outlet. On arrival you will be greeted with Champagne and chocolates in your room, then perhaps relax in one of our drawing rooms or enjoy the Hartwell Spa before enjoying dinner in our award winning restaurant.

Stay at Hartwell House for £180 per person per night Monday to Thursday, inclusive of overnight accommodation, dinner to the value of £50 per person per night, half a bottle of Champagne and Hartwell chocolates, VIP Bicester invitation, a cooked English breakfast, free Wifi and VAT.

Upgrades to Royal rooms, Four Poster bedrooms and Suites are available at a supplement.

Want to get away at the weekend? Stay on a Friday or Saturday night for £199 per person for all the above. Upgrades to one of our Royal Rooms available from only £35 per person per night.

Being just one hour from London, we are ideally situated close to both Waddesdon Manor, Bicester Village and Oxford.  At Bicester Village you can shop till you drop at this emporium of discounted designer stores. Bicester Village VIP shopping discount books are available on request.


Middlethorpe Hall & Spa, York

Awarded 'Hotel of the Year 2013' and 'Restaurant of the Year 2013' by Visit York 

Tailor-make your Middlethorpe Hall Experience

Tailor-make your break and stay for one or more nights to enjoy the very special rate of £129 per person per night (based on two people sharing a double or twin room) to include £43 allowance per person towards dinner food in our award winning restaurant, overnight accommodation in a superior double or twin room in the courtyard, early morning tea delivered to the room, Full Yorkshire breakfast served in the dining room, use of the Middlethorpe Spa facilities, complimentary overnight parking and VAT, 
PLUS one special treat from a choice of 4:  Bottle of Champagne Rose, traditional Afternoon Tea, 30 minute Spa treatment, or a One-day Yorkshire Pass per person to discover many York attractions. 

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OUR LATEST Middlethorpe Hall 'What's On' newsletter

THE THREE HISTORIC HOUSE HOTELS OF THE NATIONAL TRUST, Bodysgallen Hall in North Wales, Hartwell House in Buckinghamshire and Middlethorpe Hall in York, have all been awarded 4 AA Red Stars over a number of consecutive years.  The 4 stars recognise internationally the high standards of their accommodation, dining, health and fitness spas, housekeeping and overall management, with the additional intangible Inspectors’ Choice ‘Red’ star award, only awarded annually to hotels that particularly stand out within their star ratings, regardless of size or style of operation.

Visit us and stay to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea, luncheon, dinner, or spot of pampering in the Spa.  All three hotels are also ideal venues for weddings, conferences, events and product launches.


Every guest benefits the National Trust


The History of Historic House Hotels Ltd

In September 2008 HISTORIC HOUSE HOTELS LTD and all its interests in BODYSGALLEN HALL, HARTWELL HOUSE and MIDDLETHORPE HALL, became the property of the  NATIONAL TRUST, by donation, to ensure their long-term protection and with all profits henceforward benefiting the houses and the charity.

This autumn marks four years since the three Historic House Hotels – Bodysgallen Hall in North Wales, Hartwell House in Aylesbury and Middlethorpe Hall in York, were gifted to the Trust. Each house has a fascinating history and has been beautifully and sympathetically restored by Historic House Hotels Ltd, which was set up in 1979 to rescue and transform run-down country houses. As Sarah Staniforth, Museum and Collections Director for the National Trust says, ‘the donation of these hotels is one of the most generous in the Trust’s history. The profits go into conserving these important buildings and enabling them to function as they were originally intended – as country houses full of life and people. Any surplus revenue goes towards the general funding of the Trust.’   Each building is at least 300 years old, and there are few hotels of such charm and historic interest as Hartwell House, Bodysgallen Hall and Middlethorpe Hall.

In the past, each has been home to remarkable people. At Hartwell House (leasehold until 2111 from the Ernest Cook Trust), the exiled King Louis XVIII of France lived for five years with his Queen and members of his court. Bodysgallen Hall was the home of the Mostyn family, who have featured prominently in Welsh history, and Middlethorpe Hall was once occupied by the 18th century bluestocking and diarist, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, who declared it a ‘very pretty place’.

The houses certainly provide greater comfort than that enjoyed by the previous occupants, as we have also sought to be faithful to the original atmosphere and style of each.

Guests can enjoy restorative pleasure in the superbly appointed Health and Fitness Spas, where swimming pools, gymnasia and state-of-the-art beauty treatments await. All three hotels have outstanding restaurants and serve delicious food that is mainly British, with a few light continental inspirations.

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The Historic House Hotels of the National Trust (pdf)

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